Patrick StClair Chang sent in an announcement that federal CARES Act funding totaling $30 million will be distributed through the City of Charlotte’s Access to Capital program to small businesses headquartered in Charlotte. Grants, which do not need to be repaid, are either $10,000 for business with 0-5 employees or $25,000 for businesses with 6-25 employee. For info contact paid Navigator Patrick Chang at 704-219-9634.
Donna Marie Woodson asked for volunteers willing to help the Alliance of Moral Progressives send postcards to persons purged from N.C. voting records. Plea is here.
John Ham sent in an announcement that the Urban League has opened enrollment for its free fall virtual classes. Web page here. Flier here.
Aug. 19: “Stand Up and Be Counted!” a virtual forum with U.S. Rep. Alma Adams on what’s at stake in the people dicennial national count, 6-7 p.m. Register here. Flier here.
Aug. 20: “Child Custody Laws in NC: Erasing Family,” 12:30-1:30 p.m., a MeckMin Food for Thought session via Zoom with KN2P’s Sheila Peltzer on keeping both parents actively involved in their children’s lives after separation or divorce. Register here. Update here.
Aug. 20: SHARE-a-Latte, 9-10 a.m., free Zoom event with Valaida Fullwood and Charles Thomas about black philanthropy. Info and registration here.
Aug. 21: COVID-19 testing, noon-7 p.m., Genesis Project, 5104 Reagan Dr. Suite 5. Fliers in English and Spanish.
Aug. 22: COVID-19 testing, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Genesis Project, 5104 Reagan Dr. Suite 5. Fliers in English and Spanish.
Sept. 17-26: Profound Gentlemen’s Back to Class wine set and virtual testing virtual social and fund-raiser. More info, registration links and FAQ here.
Aug. 26: “Pay Equity: How we we get there?” a League of Women Voters virtual panel discussion, free, 6:30-8 p.m. Information and registration here.
Sept. 24: Viirtual 2020 Mental Health Summit from Living Waters Inc.9 a.m-1 p.m. Tickets $20/$30. Limited scholarships available. Details and tickets here. Agenda here. Website page here.
Through Aug. 19: Sol Tech Summer Series, Mondays and Wednesdays, a Zoom virtual experience for 6th- through 12th-graders focused on computer coding, sisterhood, climate justice, women in tech and confidence building. Register here. Details here and here.
Through Aug. 31: Keep Charlotte Beautiful photo contest. No pay, but lots of glory from identifying an image that “represents Charlotte as a beautiful place.”
Through Nov. 3: “Reclaim Our Vote” phone banking into voter suppression states, including North Carolina, 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Details.
News & Handouts
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Goodwill Industries 8-11
Housing & Neighborhood Services 8-13
Mecklenburg Board Bulletin 8-17
Obama Foundation 8-14
West Side Connect 8-16